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Study Playlist

This playlist can calm any procrastinator’s nerves during a cram session. Full of diverse songs, the playlist never gets boring and keeps you interested.

Jade Flack, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Studying could possibly be the most boring thing on the planet, but this playlist is sure to keep you alert. Filled with many popular, but soft songs, this playlist can help refocus your mind without frying it. The first couple song choices are specifically to get the gears going; as the playlist progresses,...

Songs from God’s Heart

“Even when the fight seems lost, I’ll praise You.” –Hillsong UNITED

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

As a follower of Christ, I am in love with songs that express God’s love, grace, and mercy. No matter how many times I listen to my own “Jesus” playlist on my iTunes library, I never seem to get sick of any of the songs, simply because the lyrics always hold the same truth: God is good. Worship...

Oldies That the New Generation Needs to Hear

Jessie’s Girl is a fairly popular song that many people enjoy singing along to. The music is original therefor the younger generation should learn to listen to what their parents once enjoyed as children. Jessie’s Girl is only one of many songs in which children should hear.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

May 7, 2015

Nowadays, the music industry has been surrounded with pop and rap, but what happened to all the classic songs? Where are all the songs that are not talking about breakups and objectifying women in a sexual manner? The new generation needs to hear what their parents grew up listening in order to truly...

Summer Vibes

Kick off summer with Lovedrug's Pink Champagne.

Jessica Prouty, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

Summer is so close, it can be tasted in the air. One can feel the sand beneath their toes, the warm breeze floating about, and the smell of salt infiltrating their nose. With summer days come summer vibes. Everyone needs that one playlist for days spent soaked in the pool, evenings driving with the top...

Songs of Summer

This list of summer-inspired songs is guaranteed to get the good vibes going and put you in the mood for sunshine.

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

May 4, 2015

With summer 2015 just around the corner and summer fever on the rise, it is not very difficult to contract the end-of-school blues. So these songs are surely to relieve the need for sunshine and revive the memory of warm summer days and nights.   This is How We Do by Katy Perry Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimm...

One Hit Wonders That Will Never Die Out

“Instead of making it big in the music industry, these artists leave their audience hanging, and hoping for another hit song sometime soon.”

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

“One hit wonders” are just about as simple as any form of art can be, but on the other hand they can be complicated too;  the stereotypical theory behind a “one hit wonder” is when an artist releases a single that makes it to the top of the charts, and then their career is over. However, this...

Modern Old School Music

This collection of modern old school sounds will take you back to the days of your parents.

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

The 70’s and 80’s were unforgettable eras in the music industry, and some of today’s artists are paying tribute to the famed sounds from back in the day. Whether it is a remake, a remix, or it just has that old school vibe, these songs will definitely transport you back in time and have you bobbing...

Extended Playlist: Undiscovered Hip Hop

Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) jives along to his track 'Telegraph Ave.' in one of his trademark, multi-faceted video productions. (YouTube screenshot)

Cameron Conner, Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

The late 20th and early 21st centuries have been characterized by the veritable revival of culture within the post-modern societies of the third world. As the values of Humanism and self-actualization rise to dominance in the minds and ambitions of everyday people, more and more tales of societal asc...

311: Fusion of Sound

All songs start with an idea—one that bursts into the music we love and share around the world.

Brandon Moss, Web Editor

February 23, 2015

In the 90s, a variety of music genres hit the masses. Today, most remember the pop songs such as Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time, R&B hits such as TLC’s Waterfalls, and indefinable pop crossovers such as Beck’s Loser and Outkast’s Hey Ya. Grunge, a sometimes sludgy, sometimes beautiful sound, ...

Top Ten Best Taylor Swift Songs of All Time

Taylor Swift’s musical success has captivated millions around the globe.

Morgan Champion, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

Out of all of the Hollywood recording artists, one has definitely left her mark on listeners all around the world. Her extremely publicized heartbreaks have become her trademark over the years, and whether she is sending lyrical punches to Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, Taylor Laughtner, or any of her ex...

Trip Down Memory Lane

A playlist for those moments when you want to take a leap back into your childhood.

Noelle Walker, Facebook Admin

February 13, 2015

Practically all children have seen one or two Disney movies in their lifetime. Even if you don’t remember the actual movie, chances are, you remember the songs. From the classics to the newest, all of them are memorable. Here are some that I consider ‘the best of the best.’   Under the ...

Lazy Day Melodies

Chill out to these old classics and new favorites on your lazy days.

JoAnn Ahn, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

As tired teenagers, we all seem to have those lazy days full of procrastination and desire for pure relaxation. This variety of music is for the days when you just want to chill out and be surrounded by refreshing rhythms. Full of soft tunes, acoustic drifts, and subtle blues, this playlist will soon...

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